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Thermal and Electronic Properties of Ba2MnSe3



Adam Biacchi, Oluwagbemiga Ojo, Wilarachchige Gunatilleke, George Nolas


The structural, thermal, and electronic properties of Ba2MnSe3 were investigated. Analysis of the low-temperature heat capacity revealed a low Debye temperature and a low average speed of sound that, together with the bonding in this material, result in a low thermal conductivity over a relatively large temperature range. Density functional theory and calculated electron localization were employed to investigate the electronic structure and bonding. Absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy measurements corroborated our calculations and revealed a direct band gap of 1.75 eV. This study expands on our understanding of the physical properties of this material and reveals previously unascertained properties, the knowledge of which is imperative for any potential application of interest.
Inorganic Chemistry


Chalcogenides, Crystal structure, Electrical conductivity, Materials, Transition metals


Biacchi, A. , Ojo, O. , Gunatilleke, W. and Nolas, G. (2023), Thermal and Electronic Properties of Ba2MnSe3, Inorganic Chemistry, [online],, (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created February 15, 2023, Updated February 27, 2023